21 September 2009

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India -Be Ready – Political Parties are bringing back Ghost of Caste Census

India -Be Ready – Political Parties are bringing back Ghost of Caste Census

Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily demands for the caste based census
“The last caste census was done in 1931”

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, independent India’s first Home minister, had decided in 1950 that there will be no caste-based census from 1951 onwards, when the first census took place in Free India.”

Part of Patel’s reasoning, was that the country needed unity and such a census could have caused divisiveness.

After that there was no caste census, but now as Indian youth is making progress, Indian youth is moving towards equality, education, and forgetting about caste system, our political parties are afraid of this change and very intelligently again trying to take us back to the caste system and want to rule with same rules of divide and rule and keep us Indians uneducated, afraid and powerless.

There are more than 3,000 castes and sub-castes among Hindus.
Though only the census of Dalits, who constitute about 25 percent
Of the community, has been made caste-based

This is one of the reasons in coming years India will again see the Mandal 2 happening in the India.

In the year 1931, the last caste based census was done, after there was no such census.
But all parties in India are now trying to get caste census be done in the year 2011, if done, it would be the first caste-based census after Independence, the last one having been carried out by the British in 1931.

What is Census?
A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population.
It is a regularly occurring and official count of a particular population.
The census is carried out by the office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India, Delhi an office in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, under the 1948 Census of India Act.

The census happens in two phases: first, house listing and house numbering operations; and second, the actual population enumeration phase.

The census is carried out by the canvassing method.
In this method, each and every household is visited and the information is collected by specially trained enumerators.

9 February 2001, the first day of the 2001 census was celebrated as the census day.
The argument to do caste based system is that it will help them to know the true Condition of Each Indian, they want to find how much difference, progress and gap is between Upper class and Lower class people of India.
Recently the law and justice minister, Mr. M. Veerappa Moily, has written to our Prime Minister regarding this that in the year 2011 the clause of caste should be included in that Census.
The Supporters say that it will help them to remove the differences between upper class and lower class people. This will help to understand and know the current status of people of India and like this many reasons in the support of this caste based census.

Reality Views by sm –
This demand is shocking and just shows that how shameless we Indians are becoming.
“The last caste census was done in 1931” and “all census since 1951 have break-up of population based on religion only” not caste

But why politicians,political parties are making demands and what is there original plan lets understand.

If you see the current politics in India you will realize that Divide and Rule policy as well as caste and religion based voting is diminishing, decreasing from the Indian soil.
This is what makes the political parties afraid of.

Don’t you think if we study only the reasons why certain people are poor and certain people are rich , this will give us all the information and reasons why those people are poor .

We don’t need to spend money on census issues when there is no education, no schools, when schools are held under a tree and a school has a holiday when there is a rain,
What more reasons we need to find to improve the conditions of poor people of India.

Don’t you feel ashamed to ask the caste of a person, is it not enough he is Indian, he is human?

The other reasons are that they want to add more caste into the reservation; they want to take reservation more than 50%.

The Constitution which provided reservation for only SC/STs and that too for a period of 10 years commencing 1951, has been extended indefinitely.

Without civil war I don’t think this reservation will ever go from India, hope this civil war will be peaceful in India and will bring the economic reservation at everywhere where reservation is required.

Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily’s proposal that caste be enumerated in the national census, slated for 2011, comes in the wake of a Rural Development Ministry’s BPL survey that estimates other backward classes as comprising 38.5 per cent of the rural population.

The figure is far below the Mandal Commission report’s estimate of 52 per cent.

The ministry’s finding appears to tally with National Sample Survey Organization’s estimate of OBC numbers at about 35 per cent.

The disclosure comes as a blow to OBC leaders, who since August 1990, when the Mandal report was implemented by the VP Singh Government, have been relentlessly lobbying for hiking concessions and privileges for members of their communities on the premise that OBCs comprise at least 50 per cent of the population.

Their argument is that numerically fewer upper castes need to cede ground to them in the power hierarchy.
They need to wield influence in proportion to their population.
Don’t you think this type of thinking will divide us more into the caste system?

This is just another trick to include the OBC and more categories into the reservation, because of coalition politics these people are influencing the government and trying to get more and more benefits for there own creamy layer people from there own caste,

I read that few people saying that we do not have held caste based census from last 70
Years and still India has neither eliminated caste distinctions nor ended caste inequality. So we should carry out this caste based census.

So my question is that please tell me in last 70 years which steps government of India has taken to eliminate caste system from India.
Child is not born with a label of his caste and religion but as soon as he goes to school on his school admission forms you make it compulsory to write his caste.

This where the boy or girl starts his or her journey of life with the label of caste , why government of India does not a make law,which will prohibit asking the caste and religion and which will send such persons to jail for asking the caste and this type of laws will eradicate caste system from India forever.

But we Indians are such people I will tell you something,
Now a days many parents tell there kids something when they know that there son or daughter has become adult and she is going to collage, these parents tell them that,
Son, or my daughter I am a very progressive and modern father, I won’t oppose your lover marriage, but I tell you see that your lover is from our own caste and religion.
This is India; this is the reality of India.

What this caste census will do in the Indian society?
This will make us aware about our past and our caste, will give rise of caste feeling in the local neighborhoods. This will divide our population , political parties will find more useless topics to waste the money and time of India , time of progress of India , This will give them chance to add more caste into the reservation , will help them to increase more reservation.
When you talk about caste system of India, as an Indian I feel ashamed.


Anonymous,  September 21, 2009  

Sm I find it wrong that we have to write our religion in forms where our religion should be totally irrelevant.

BK Chowla, September 21, 2009  

This will be another effort and tool in the hands of the political parties to divide the voters on caste and religious basis.They will succeed.They have succeeded till now.

Insignia September 21, 2009  

That would be so appalling!!! Why the heck? Have they dug up all the dirt and is this one remaining to divide people?

Hope it doesn't happen.

sm,  September 21, 2009  

yes i agree with you its totally irrelevant.

sm,  September 21, 2009  

yes one more time we Indians will be
fooled by the kings of India.

sm,  September 21, 2009  

yes hope this will not happen,but current reality is no political party is against that.

Sudhir Kekre September 21, 2009  

so true. agree every word that you wrote. are we going forward or backward? no prizes for guessing.

sm,  September 22, 2009  

Sudhir Kekre,
yes i agree with you no prizes for guessing.

Aswani September 23, 2009  

Very informative and thought provoking. In the end I have to say again, This is India !

sm,  September 25, 2009  

yes this is our India.